SueAnne Piliero

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  • CAMFT's 2023 annual conference
    In-person May 5 - 6, 2023 - Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


SueAnne Piliero, LMFT

SueAnne Piliero, LMFT

SueAnne has been developing Core Self Reclamation Therapy (CSRT), formerly called Fierce Love, for over a decade, working with patients and teaching the model to a wide range of clinical audiences across the country and around the world. 

She has been an invited speaker at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium and the Cape Cod Institute. In addition, her clinical work was featured by the American Psychological Association (APA) as part of their video series featuring renowned psychotherapists doing live demonstrations with real patients.

She is a founding member of the AEDP Institute (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), where she is currently Senior Faculty Emerita. Currently, she is writing a book on CSRT with her partner, Raoul Rosenberg.

SueAnne received her doctorate from Adelphi University and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. She is known for her warm, open, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity. She teaches, supervises, provides individual and group consultation, and is in private practice in Nyack, NY. She is the author of “Fierce Love: Championing the Core Self to Transform Trauma and Pathogenic States (Piliero, 2021).”



Transforming Trauma and Reclaiming the Core Self Through Fierce Love:  CSRT in Action (Part II)
Saturday | May 6, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

Core Self Reclamation Therapy (CSRT) is a bold new model of psychotherapy devoted to undoing the structure of the Wounded Self so that our patients can reclaim their birthright of love.  
In this workshop, SueAnne will show how to reclaim the Core Self through moment-to-moment microanalysis of actual therapy sessions and live demos.   She will dive into clinical videotape, stopping at every intervention to explain how she finds her therapeutic target, chooses each specific intervention, and somatically encodes the healing to enhance memory and meaning reconsolidation.  This workshop follows Part I, an Introduction to CSRT.  Although attendance at Part I is highly recommended, it is not required.  

Learning Objectives:

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Transform core erroneous beliefs and internal laws through uncoupling, Core Self mirroring, updating the nervous system and parts work.
  • Install and encode corrective emotional experiences to enhance memory and meaning reconsolidation
  • Facilitate Core Self Encoding to Shore Up the Present-Day Self to stand more in its Core Self Energy.

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